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Salary: $19.23 – $25.16 Hourly
Job Number: 2019-09442
Closing: 10/3/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Washington is America’s Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and we provide one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field.  We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable recreational and commercial opportunities dependent on viable fish and wildlife populations.  Each day, WDFW employees facilitate fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors.  WDFW’s employees–field and laboratory biologists, geneticists, research scientists, hatchery professionals, policy experts, fully commissioned law enforcement officers, land stewards, lab technicians, property acquisition specialists, customer service representatives and others work throughout the state.  WDFW employees protect and restore critical habitat, strive to facilitate species recovery when necessary, and manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species.  WDFW employees maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands. They interpret, apply and enforce state and federal laws and collaborate with stakeholders to protect fish and wildlife resources. The Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field.  Find out more about us and the important work we are a part of at

Budget Analyst 1
NRB – Olympia, WA
Are you looking for a change in career? Are you looking to start your career? Ever wonder what a state budget office does? Then this position is for you. In this position you will learn how to communicate to different audiences, construct information that spurs action, and understand the state legislative process, and use state-wide and agency proprietary systems.

This position is unique to state government. We offer the opportunity to work within a high-paced budget office in support of an agency full of passionate individuals. The work is challenging, dynamic, and rewarding. Use this position as a springboard into your budget career. If after your employment you find that state budgeting is not for you, don’t worry because you just learned skills that are transferrable to many other careers in state government such as finance, policy, HR, technology, and more.

The successful candidate for this position will be analytical, empathetic, customer service oriented, and share a passion for natural resources.

This posting will be used to hire two individuals and is scheduled to work twenty hours per week for a duration of six months. We are flexible with work schedules and will accommodate the candidate around their work, school, or other obligations. In addition to flexible work schedules, if the successful candidate is currently attending an accredited university or college, we may work with your school’s advisor for possible course credit.

DutiesAs a Budget Assistant, customer service and administrative support will be essential for your success. To do this you will help the budget office in the following activities:

  • Providing support to the entire budget office in contract management and program budget allotments;
  • Assisting senior budget staff during legislative session with fiscal-note coordination, and data entry;
  • Reviewing and editing budget requests to provide clarity and cohesion;
  • Using complex computerized systems to compile, summarize, and evaluate fiscal data;

In addition to the duties above, this position’s primary goal is to learn. Topics you are expected to learn include:

  • The Washington State legislative process;
  • Statewide reporting systems;
  • Governmental accounting;
  • Proprietary systems such as CAPS Financial and Novatus;
  • RCWs, or state laws;
  • The role the Department plays in natural resources.

QualificationsRequired Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree

Coursework in the Washington State Budgeting Process
Supplemental InformationWorking Conditions:
Working environment is a busy office setting. Varying degrees of activity occur in the common areas during working hours; most tasks will involve sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Incumbent must be able to work amid distraction.

A flexible work schedule, not to exceed 20 hours/week, between standard business hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).
To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted)
  • A current resume
  • Three professional references

Please note:  Failure to follow the above application instructions may lead to disqualification.  E-mailed documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.

Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a confirming e-mail.  You will then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process.  In addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at  Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for information.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity.  Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.  Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.